Lets talk about how to clean your Mags Just yesterday my son brought me a couple of mags that looked like they had spent a month buried in a swamp... "Where did you get these?" "Found em..." "Found em where?" "At a yard sale... they were cheap!" I bet they were... bet you couldn't get threw half a mag before you had a missfeed!" truth is a lot of feeding problems are due to damaged and dirty mags... Those of us who've been in the military have had the how too drilled into us... how to clean and inspect our Magazines... on forums like this we often chat about what guns we like and how to care for them but I almost never see anything written up on how to care for the Mags... You'd be surprised to learn how many people dont even know you can get into one to clean it... so lets start with how to open one... The bottom of a Mag is called a floor plate... most of these will have a hole you can slip a drift-punch/ball point pen into... you'll feel it depress and as you hold it down the floorplate with slid away... Okay once you got that off you can access the inner workings Inside the body magazine body and remove the "spring", "follower" and "lock plate". Set these parts down on a spread-out cotton rag. Inspect each part for wear, damage, Dirtiness, rust, etc... I like to use an old toothbrush for this soaked in a good CLP (cleaner lube protectant)... if your Mag is Poly or plastic you don't need leave a little lube... doesn't hurt in my opinion but you don't have to either...Give it a good wipe off to... you dont want it it dripping with oil... Inspect the Magazine feed lips... that's the part at the top that holds the bullests in place ... look for wear make sure their not bent or damaged... the good news is nowadays they make wear gages just for mags so you know if their good to keep or maybe time to get a new one... Anyway you just reverse the process to put back together and your golden... see that wasn't hard now what it? And now you dont have an excuse to have a dirty mag either!